Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookie Recipe


1/2 cup shortening
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 egg
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Directions:Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until light
and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the pumpkin and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and
cinnamon; gradually mix into the creamed mixture. Stir in the walnuts
and chocolate chips. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until light brown. Cool
on wire racks.Yield:  About 45 cookies.


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